Launch of Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

On 11 January, the Prime Minister launched the Government’s long-awaited 25 year plan to improve the environment, setting out ambitious targets for improving air quality, reducing waste, enhancing nature and mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Plan proposes an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for new development, which includes high environmental standards for all new builds, net gains for biodiversity and stronger standards for green infrastructure. Read the 25 Year Environment Plan and the response from UKGBC.